Memory compatible from iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by carlsson, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. carlsson macrumors 6502

    carlsson

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    Is it possible to use RAM from an iMac 2015 in a Mac Mini 2012?

    Acccording to Kingston.com there is only one difference; the iMac uses 1.35V memory whilst the Mac Mini uses 1.5V. That is of course an important difference, but I can't find that difference mentioned anywhere else.

    Anyone that knows?

    Tia,
    Andreas
     
  2. opeter macrumors 65816

    opeter

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    Mac mini (2012) uses PC3-12800 DDR3, Non-ECC, 204-pin SO-DIMM memorymodules with 1600 MHz speed on 1.35V.

    The 21.5" iMac 2015 has soldered RAM, the 27" 2015 iMac uses PC3-14900, DDR3L SODIMM memory modules with 1866 MHz speed and 1.35V.

    If the 1866 MHz DDR3L would work in Mac mini? Well, maybe, at least in theory. However I don't know, if the chipset in the Mac mini allows DDR3L RAM to be usable.

    Try it and report back. ;)
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    EDIT: actually it should work, I mean the DDR3L in the Mac mini.
     
  3. carlsson thread starter macrumors 6502

    carlsson

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    Thanks for the answer.

    I tried, and it worked without a flaw.

    FWIW
     

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